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We Are So Sad This Rape Survivor And Her Advocacy Officers Died On Their Way To Court To Get Justice

   

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People are mourning the death of a 17-year-old pregnant rape victim and others who died on the Benin-Auchi Expressway in Edo State.

She alongside her  uncle, their driver and two people working for the NGO helping her get justice, were reportedly traveling in a car to the Evbuoraria Magistrates’ Court, Benin, where judgment was to be delivered in a case involving the rape victim’s father when a truck hit their vehicle.

The advocacy officers worked with a non-governmental organization, the Brave Heart Initiative, who was in charge of the teenager’s case, before the sad incidence.

In a Facebook post by the NGO, the teenager was allegedly defiled by her 54-year old father, Jacob Alonge, and gotten pregnant in the process. But her father, who is said to possess diabolical powers, aborted the first pregnancy in 2017.

The teenager got pregnant by her father again in 2018 and she confided in a relative, who in turn got the community involved before he was arrested by the police.  The case was to be heard on January 11, 2019, but was adjourned till January 16 for judgment.

Meanwhile, around 6am on the D-day, Punch reported that the founder of the NGO, Priscilla Usiobaifo said she had a feeling that something bad would happen.

“I have supported over 100 sexual abuse survivors, but I feel very different about this particular case,” Punch reported.

Sadly, the victim, her uncle, the advocacy officer, and the man who drove them did not reach the court before they met their sudden death.

“The court was waiting for them to arrive when the IPO broke the news of the accident. The magistrate and everybody were devastated and they postponed everything. The survivor is still unstable in the hospital. They were all in a car when a truck rammed them. The accident happened between 7.30am and 8am at Ewu on the Auchi-Benin Road. There were four casualties in all: the victim, her uncle, my advocacy officer and the driver”, Priscilla said.

In a reaction to the tragedy, the NGO has shut down indefinitely.

Read about the victim here

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Chidinma Amaeshi

    Chidinma Amaeshi

    January 25, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    My God, this is so sad.😢😢😢

  2. Clara Amen

    Clara Amen

    January 25, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Peace and joy shall elude d vile evil wicked rapist .

  3. Doloro Dimoko

    Doloro Dimoko

    January 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Hummm. What us the workd turning into? A woman recently said she would not allow her hubby bath her daughter and everyone called for her head. Its so sad!

  4. Ibrahim Shakiro - Ogunlola

    Ibrahim Shakiro - Ogunlola

    January 25, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    End world. So sad!

  5. Faith Joyce

    Faith Joyce

    January 25, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    What is all these rape about, rape here n there, wat is happening

  6. Aisha Danjuma Abubakar

    Aisha Danjuma Abubakar

    January 25, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Hmmmm truly sad

  7. Shula Odoh

    Shula Odoh

    January 25, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Her father has a hand in dat accident

  8. Luciann Ogbodo

    Luciann Ogbodo

    January 25, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    May their soul rest in peace and let God fight her battle even in death….amen

  9. Juliet Gelsthorpe

    Juliet Gelsthorpe

    January 25, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Oh. How I wished I never read this story. So heart breaking. May their souls find eternal peace.

  10. Okeola Abisola Ganiyah

    Okeola Abisola Ganiyah

    January 25, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    This is so sad

  11. Liettamavin Liettamavin

    Liettamavin Liettamavin

    January 26, 2019 at 9:12 am

    So sad,rip to the dead.

  12. Hardeyronke Hardeymidun Bakayre

    Hardeyronke Hardeymidun Bakayre

    January 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    The Lord will fight for you.

  13. Ifeacho Uchechi

    Ifeacho Uchechi

    January 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    God of justice
    Please say a word

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